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Calendar of Events - week of March 19, 2015

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo

12 noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2200.

Coarsegold Community Center

Monday doors open 10 a.m. games begin 12:15 p.m. ; breakfast last Saturday of the month. All you can eat, pancakes & eggs or biscuits and gravy. $5. 7 -11 a.m. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Connie (559) 683-5879.

Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge

10 a.m. doors open, games begin at 12 noon Fourth Saturday; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41 & Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis - Bingo night

doors open 5 p.m. games begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14; soup & sandwich selection, home made pie, 50/50 split, raffle, drinks and prizes. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $20. Details: Ram (559) 790-5929.

CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes -

6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Tuesday; www.southernhighsierracorvettes.com. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Paul Linton (559) 676-0680.

CLUBS

Sierra Lions Club

6 p.m.; Denny’s - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.

North Fork Women’s Club

10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association

6 p.m. First Thursday; Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: For further information go to www.sierramountainquilters.org.

MOPS “Mothers of preschooler’s”

9 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; all mothers of preschool age children and younger. Child care provided. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254 ext. 201.

DAR - Sierra Foothills Chapter “Daughters of the American Revolution.”

11:30 a.m. Third Saturday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Nancy Wider (559) 683-2851.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Line Dancing

6 p.m. Wednesdays; and beginning square dancing at 7 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. $2 donation. Details: (559) 868-3319.

ETC.

Baha’i’s of the Mountain Area

7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month ; discussion on topics: Life after Death, equality of men and women, Harmony of Science and Religion. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

Stage Route Bus Tour - April 25 - Coarsegold Historical Society

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday April 25 - hurry space is limited ; tour begins and ends at the Coarsegold Museum, to Knowles, the Raymond Museum stopping at historic sites. Lunch included with special speakers along the way. Dessert and docent led tour ending the day. Coarsegold Historic Museum, 31899 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $45. Details: (559) 683-8877 or email CHS@sti.net.

Eddy Bear & Stuffed Animal Drive

Now being collected Monday-Friday ; collection boxes can be found at : Bank of America, Yosemite Bank, Hallmark, The Purple Cow, Mountain Christian Church, Chase Bank & The Met. Details: (559) 683-1111.

Children’s Museum of the Sierra - “Pirates Day”

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21; bring the kids to see Pirate Ship, games, arts and crafts, spin art, a movie in the birthday room hot dogs, raffle and lots of fun. Children’s Museum of the Sierra, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. , Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-5656.

“Spring Concert” performed by the Oakhurst Community Concert Band

3 p.m. Sunday, March 22; “A Celebration of Spring.” www.oakhurstband.com. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 760-3849.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - April 14

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Our Lady of the Sierra - April 21

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church - April 7

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. First Tuesday; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - March 24

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fourth Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club

9 a.m. Saturdays; www.oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

Bowling Benefit for Manna House

1 p.m. Saturday, April 11; Bowling tournament. Bring canned goods for food drive. Raffle prizes. Senior Project for Zach Upshaw and Baily Petrushkin. Valley Bowl, 12829 Hwy. 145, Madera. $20 per person. Details: (559) 674-0951.

FUNDRAISERS

Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon Last Saturday; all you can eat - proceeds to benefit the Coarsegold Community Center. 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

Fish Fry dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra

5 - 7 p.m. First Friday; monthly dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All you can eat includes salad, bread & beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $8 adults, youth18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 642-3452.

Monthly Dinner - Senior Center

doors open at 4 p.m. dinner is served at 5 p.m. Third Saturday; complete dinner, call for menu. 49111 Cinder Lane- behind the community center, Oakhurst. $8. Details: reservations (559) 658-2200 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon - Fri).

Soroptimist Annual Soup and Salad Luncheon

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19; homemade soups, salad, dessert, tea or coffee. All proceeds benefit local Soroptimist International of the Sierras projects. Raffles galore! and door prizes. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

GARDENING

Manzanita Garden Club

10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.

Mountain Laurel Garden Club

10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, in the Mountain Area. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

MEETINGS

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724

7 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers

12 p.m. Thursdays; beginners to advanced. Tools available. Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Larry Smith (559) 906-4198, email woodtat@icloud.com.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District

10 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

Oakhurst Women’s Fellowship

Noon, First Wednesday; no reservations necessary. Speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold

6:30 p.m. Second Thursday; www.centralvalleyteaparty.com Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4921 or matp@sti.net.

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly)

10:30 a.m. Mondays; Weight support group. Promise Land bldg., Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Val Stocker (559) 642-4026.

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC)

11:30 a.m. First Monday; go to website for details: www.MaderacountyGOP.com. Madera Municipal Golf Course, Ave 17, Madera. Details: Mary (559) 683-5757 for reservations please.

Diabetic - Alzheimers - Down’s Syndrome - Support Groups

Mondays; Mariposa Senior Center, Mariposa. Details: Andrew Carisio (209) 742-7641.

Madera Oversight Coalition - April 13

6 p.m. Second Monday; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: info@moc1.org.

Sierra Lodge - Free and Accepted Masons - 788

8 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. meeting First Saturday; Practice: Wednesday nights 6 p.m., Family Dinners: 3rd Friday of each month. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Darin Stearns (559) 642-4513.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking

Noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

MUSIC

The Oakhurst Community Band

3 p.m. Sunday, March 22; “A Celebration of Spring” - “Video Games Live” by Marty O’Donnell, “Jazz It Up” by Victor Lopez, “Air For Band” By Frank Erickson and many more fun musical selections. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 760-3849, www.oakhurstband.com.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Lady Duffers golf group

1 p.m. Saturdays; 9 holes for ladies who don’t care about keeping score or following every rule. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $20 includes cart. . Details: Linda Shepler (559) 676-5009.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Raymond - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler

6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600, Raymond. Details: (559) 662-6050.

SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop - 357

7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11 (or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

Boy Scout Troop - 316

6:30 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11 (or in 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: George Stillman (559) 642-7683.

Boy Scout Troop - 341

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11 (or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.

Cub Scout Pack - 341

6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) weekly Den locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Larry Jeffries (559) 658-5292.

Royal Rangers - Outpost 242

Wednesdays; boys ages 5-18. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Andy Clendenning (559) 683-8760.

Cub Scout Troop 314

6 p.m. Tuesdays; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Rivergold School, Coarsegold. Details: Den Leader Tim McGrew (559) 760-3369.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Celebrate Recovery

5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program

11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Brendan Drew (559) 683-7953.

North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program

11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Jamie Flippen (559) 877-2346.

SERVICE CLUBS

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary

Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Madden.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis

Noon Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions

6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club

7 a.m. Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Tim Madden.

Soroptimist International of the Sierras

Noon First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: President: Michele Shockley, (559) 683-1661 or SISierra@Soroptimist.net.

MCW - Mountain Community Women

9:30 a.m. First Monday; Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Kathy Posey (559) 641-6572 or mountaincommunitywomen.com.

Bass Lake Lions

11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Chris Baker Ducey’s Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club

55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members’ homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers

12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse). Yosemite Bank community room - outside entrance, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

Chronic Illness Group

10 a.m. First and Third Thursday; anyone suffering from chronic illness including cancer, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S. or chronic back pain. 3rd Thursday each month will practice Tai Chi. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center

10 - 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimers or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center

10 - 11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; special guest speaker Yee Vue, program manager exploring options for out-of-home care options. Support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimers or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Women’s Veterans and PTSD support group

11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121

9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

American Legion - Post 110

6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

VFW Post 8743

6:30 p.m. Second Friday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

Caring Veterans of America

9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA

5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat’s Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.

WORKSHOP

Central Valley Writer’s Workshop

6:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue, Chowchilla. Details: Glenna Jarvis (559) 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

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